2022 Honda CR-V vs 2022 Subaru Outback: Choose Your Next Car

Specs & Performance

Cruising in with an Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5L engine, the 2022 Honda CR-V Touring has a lot of umph compared to the sluggish engine in the 2022 Subaru Outback base model. And when it comes to fuel economy, the Honda CR-V
gets 27 City / 32 Hwy, and the Subaru Outback only gets 23 City / 30 Hwy. As for ecofriendly options, the 2022 Honda CR-V is available with a hybrid powertrain unlike the 2022 Subaru Outback.

Dimensions & Cargo Space
Both the 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Subaru Outback can accommodate 5 passengers comfortably, and the exterior measurements are very similar between the two models give or take an inch or two. As for cargo capacity, the Honda CR-V is 6.7 cubic feet larger that the Subaru Outback with all the seats in place. Granted once the 2nd row’s folded down, there’s only a slight difference in cubic feet, cargo capacity.

2022 Honda CR-V
Interior (front/rear)

Headroom: 40.1 in / 39.2 in
Legroom: 41.3 in / 40.4 in
Hip room: 55.1 in / 49.5 in

Wheelbase: 104.8 in
Length: 182.1 in
Height: 66.1 in / 66.5 in
Width: 73.0 in

Cargo Volume
Cargo Volume (rear seat up/down)
39.2 cu ft / 75.8 cu ft

2022 Subaru Outback
Interior (front/rear)

Headroom: 40.1 in
Legroom: 42.8 in
Hip room: 55.5 in

Wheelbase: 108.1 in
Length: 191.3 in
Width: 73.0 in
Height: 66.1 in

Cargo Volume
32.5 cu. ft. / 75.7 cu. ft.

Interior Design & Features
Roof racks and heating sideview mirrors come standard in the all-new 2022 Honda CRV Touring. Along with heated seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and cruise control. Leather trimmed seats and a power moonroof come standard in the CR-V Touring and not the 2022 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT. Power doors and locks and remote keyless entry come standard across both trim levels as well.

CD players have become null and void and do not come equipped in either model. But the 2022 Honda CR-V Touring Audio & Connectivity package includes Bluetooth®, Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation, a 7-inch touchscreen display, 330-watt premium speakers, a wireless phone charger and much more!

Reliability Comparison
Both manufactures are leaders in the automotive industry. As for reliability, Honda has a stronger reputation than Subaru depending on the source of course. And while their warranties are nearly identical, it’s unclear whether Subaru has a car plan included in their new vehicle warranty or not.

2022 Honda CR-V
3-Year 36,000-Mile Limited Vehicle Warranty:

All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty:
All new Honda vehicles are covered by a 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Roadside Assistance
24-hour emergency road service available in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada; valid during the 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty term for model-year 2015 and later vehicles. Services include jump-starting, flat tire and lockout assistance, towing, and more; limitations apply. Call (866) 864-5211 for assistance or details.

Honda Care®
Vehicles less than 3 years old and with fewer than 36,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care® VSC Plans. Vehicles less than 1 year old and with fewer than 12,000 miles are eligible for Honda Care Maintenance™.

2022 Subaru Outback
Basic Coverage

BASIC COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the entire vehicle.

Powertrain Coverage
POWERTRAIN COVERAGE for all models is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the major powertrain components listed below.

Roadside Assistance
Subaru Roadside Assistance is free and standard on every Subaru from model year 2000 forward. Coverage is automatic; there are no forms to complete. Subaru Roadside Assistance is available anytime during the 3-year/36,000-mile Subaru Limited Warranty, whichever comes first.

24/7 Roadside Assistance
5 years/unlimited miles

Safety Rating
According to the NHTSA, the 2022 Honda CR-V scored a 5 out of 5 for the Front Driver Crash Test and a 4 out of 5 for the NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test. As for the 2022 Subaru Outback, it was not rated per Subaru’s own website. Luckily all new 2021 Honda models and newer come with the Honda Sensing Suite and include features like Collision Mitigation Braking and Road Departure Mitigation System. Along with Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist as well.

2022 Honda CR-V
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Departure Warning
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2022 Subaru Outback
Dual Front Air Bags
Daytime Running Lights
Anti-Theft Security System
Child Safety Rear Door Locks
Front-Seat Side-Impact Air Bags

Price Comparison
2022 Honda CR-V

LX starting price: $25,750* MSRP

2022 Subaru Outback
Base starting price: $26,945* MSRP